Facts about Dallas shooting and the suspect Micah Xavier Johnson (video+pix)

Dallas shooting suspect Micah Xavier Johnson
The Suspect, Micah Xavier Johnson

Dallas shooting suspect Micah Xavier Johnson

Dallas shooting – thursday Night last week around few minutes before 9 pm local Dallas time, as the peaceful protest against the against fatal police shootings of two black men, Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minnesota, At least Dallas shooting suspect Micah Xavier Johnson shot 14 people, killing five police officers, in Dallas turning a peaceful protest, into a scene of chaos and bloodshed.

The wounded include 12 police officers and two civilians civilians from elevated positions along the protest route, according to Dallas police and Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlin. It was the deadliest day for US law enforcement since the 9/11 attacks.

Dallas shooting suspect Micah Xavier Johnson
From left, Lorne Ahrens, Michael Krol, Michael J. Smith, Brent Thompson and Patrick Zamarripa were killed in Dallas.

The Dallas shooting was the kind of retaliatory violence that people have feared through two years of protests around the country against deaths in police custody, forcing yet another wrenching shift in debates over race and criminal justice that had already deeply divided the nation.

After the shooting subsided, Mr. Johnson, wielding an assault rifle and a handgun, held the police off for hours in a parking garage, claiming — apparently falsely — to have planted explosives in the area, and threatening to kill more officers. In the end, the police killed him Friday morning with an explosive delivered by a remote-controlled robot, the Dallas police chief, David O. Brown, said.

During the standoff, Mr. Johnson, who was black, told police negotiators that “he was upset about Black Lives Matter,” Chief Brown said. “He said he was upset about the recent police shootings. The suspect said he was upset at white people. The suspect stated he wanted to kill white people, especially white officers.”

ABOUT THE SUSPECT

Dallas shooting suspect Micah Xavier Johnson
The Suspect, Micah Xavier Johnson

Johnson served in the U.S. Army Reserves until April 2015, according to ABC News citing defense officials. The Defense Department revealed that he was deployed to Afghanistan from November 2013 to July 2014 where he served as a mason, he was accused by a female soldier of sexual harassment, according to the lawyer who represented him. His accuser recommended that he recieve “mental help” and asked for a protective order against him. Other Reports indicate he had no known prior criminal history.

Dallas shooting suspect Micah Xavier Johnson

His Facebook page indicates he was a fan of Elijah Mohammed, the deceased leader of the Nation of Islam. Johnson also reportedly liked the New Black Panther Party, the African American Defense League, and the Black Riders Liberation Party.

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But one of the groups Johnson “liked” on Facebook, the African American Defense League, posted a message earlier in the week encouraging violence against police in response to the killing in Louisiana.

Dallas shooting suspect Micah Xavier Johnson

“The Pig has shot and killed Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana! You and I know what we must do and I don’t mean marching, making a lot of noise, or attending conventions. We must ‘Rally The Troops!’ It is time to visit Louisiana and hold a barbecue.”

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Another group Johnson “liked” was the New Black Panther Party, whose leaders have “long expressed virulently anti-white and antisemitic opinions,” according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. Johnson also “liked” the Nation of Islam and the Black Riders Liberation Party, which th

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